Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Plates printed on both sides and numbered 1-228
Reproduction of a manuscript (no. 8022) preserved in the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal at Paris and designated by the title "Livre des sauvages". The publication of this manuscript, claimed by its editor to be a specimen of the picture-writing of the American Indians, called forth numerous articles and pamphlets, attacking its authenticity. Among these are Julius Petzholdt's "Das buch der wilden" im lichte französischer civilisation, Dresden, 1861, and J. P. Meissner's Wahre erklärung des "Buches der wilden", Leipzig, 1862